Tonight I attend the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms Expo. I'm looking forward to meeting the other moms featured in the book, as well as any attendees hoping to learn more about what makes a "power mom".
So what makes me a power mom? I don't define myself by my mistakes. My featured story details my initial months as a mother, when I wasn't sure I was cut out for the job. So much of who we are and how we live is defined by what we think of ourselves. I've accepted the reality I will make mistakes as a mother, but I also know that I'm not defined by my mistakes.
I'm a stay-at-home mom, entrenched in my writing career. I love my children and work hard to raise them to learn to love and impact the world positively. These things, though potentially garnering some respect, don't make me a power mom. It is my belief, I am a power mom because of who I am in my relationship with God. My confidence comes from him and because it does, I really am not afraid to take on anything.
I'll let you know how it goes.